The all-new Plymouth’s for 1957 were headed by the beautiful Fury which was a sub-series of the Belvedere and came with just one model – the 2-door hardtop coupe (Sport Fury).
The Sand Dune White paint looks fantastic with the distinctive gold anodized aluminum ‘Sport Tone’ side trim that ran the length of the car. It’s just as well because it was the only color the 57 Fury was available in! That wasn’t the only part of the Fury that got the gold anodized treatment, the grille and the edge of the wheel covers featured it too.
Looking at this beauty it’s no surprise that these late fifties ‘Forward Look’ Mopars have become so desirable and iconic. This particular Fury and features a couple of rare options; power windows and air conditioning costing $102 and $446 respectively back when the car was originally ordered.
Cocoa and beige vinyl with course woven inserts stand out in the Fury’s lounge-like interior. It’s been completely redone using correct materials.
Originally the Fury came with a name plate mounted in the center of the dash stating, “Built especially for” and then featuring the original owner’s name – these often went missing over years as the cars changed hands.
Fins had grown for ’57 and together with the car’s lower stance, contributed to the illusion that the cars were even longer than before. However, they were actually slightly shorter than the previous year.
Under the hood sits the 318 cubic inch V8 with dual, 4-barrel carburetors – a package that produced 290 horsepower. The side mounted air cleaner configuration was only seen for the 1957 model year and were subsequently mounted on top of the carbs.
1957 was a great year for Plymouth, beating the 1955 record year by more than 60,000 cars.
The ’57 Fury was launched on December 3rd, 1956, a few months late into the model year. Total production ended up at 7,438 cars with the base price of $2,925.
This 1957 Plymouth Fury is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)